Clutch, Sylvia, American, 1970–79

Plastic, leather, and metal

The rise of Postmodernism in America during the 1970s influenced the design of architecture, furniture, household goods and fashion. The design of this bag reflects the self-aware irony of the movement; it wittily displays its fashion credentials, not by adhering to a current shape or colour, but by imitating a fashion magazine entitled Sylvia Paris.
Accession Number: SHM.2011.P.21

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